Monday, January 12, 2015

Xp Deus finds Saxon hoard

Paul Coleman was blessed with finding over 5000 Saxon coins in a lead bucket

The hoard contains coins dating back to the 11th Century - the late Anglo Saxon, early Norman period.
The hoard contains coins from Canute and Ethelred II

Most of the coins were un circulated

A museum could then buy them and the proceeds being split between the landowner and the finder.

The Saxon hoard
The term Anglo-Saxon refers to settlers from the German regions of Angeln and Saxony who began attacking Roman Britain in AD410
The Anglo-Saxons had their own religious beliefs, but the arrival of Saint Augustine in AD597 converted most of the country to Christianity
The Anglo-Saxon period lasted about 600 years and ended in 1066 with the Norman Conquest

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